Thursday, May 01, 2014

Position Announcement: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Museum Anthropology and Material Culture, University of Queensland, Australia

The Role
The School of Social Science is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Museum Anthropology and Material Culture. The successful applicant will contribute to tea
ching, course coordination and curriculum development in anthropology, museum studies and/or cultural heritage, especially in relation to the use of the Anthropology Museum collections.  The role involves conducting research, including bringing in external grant funding, and publishing scholarly papers.  The position will include the role of Anthropology Museum Director, initially for a period of up to three years.  The Director will be responsible for developing and reviewing the curatorial, research and public engagement strategies for the Museum.

The Applicant

Applicants must hold a PhD in anthropology or a cognate field.  Experience in course design, course coordination and teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in the areas of museum anthropology and/or related fields of material culture, visual culture, and cultural heritage studies, is essential.  Evidence of contribution to scholarly research including success in obtaining research grants and a strong publication record is required.  Applicants must have experience in promoting and profiling museum or related collections as well as experience in working with Indigenous communities in Australia, Melanesia or other relevant locations.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Patricia Short ( All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover Letter, Resume, and Selection Criteria responses.
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